Davis, L. J.
November 1993
New Republic;11/1/93, Vol. 209 Issue 18, p16
Profiles Richard Riordan, mayor of Los Angeles, California. Riordan as a Catholic intellectual who studied under Jacques Maritain, one of the founders of liberation theology; Multimillionaire corporate lawyer; Leveraged-buyout artist; Right-wing Republican; Riordan's bossism as he became the indispensable man, an invisible presence that was both everywhere and nowhere; Need for Riordan to preside over a revolution that would give the poor Hispanic-Americans an equal stake in the fate and wealth of the city; Riordan's proposal to decentralize the city's unified school district; Criticism against the city's air quality and land use regulations.


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